Natty Wailer is from and inspired by the old school Reggae of the legendary Bob Marley and the Wailers. Natty recorded and toured with Bob Marley and the Wailers as a keyboard player for over nine years. Natty recorded numerous albums and compilations with Bob Marley such as “Songs of freedom”. During the same period, Natty was also playing and recording with Familyman. You will find his name Ian Wynter (often mispelt Winter) on some of his albums such as “Familyman in Dub”, “Guided Missile” and “Work”. Furthermore, Natty has recorded with many legendary artists such as Dennis Brown, Lival Thompson, Johnny Clarke, Chinna Smith,… As a result, he has learnt the music trade to the extent of adapting the formula for making good music while spreading the importance of history and culture. After leaving the Wailers in 2000, he found his own entourage “Natty Wailer and the Reggae Vibes” with the main purpose of continuing this tradition. Subsequently, this is not just a musical career that he seeks to project but to pursue as the wider purpose of multiculturalism. He feels the need to contribute ultimately to world peace through music and culture. This indigenous music known as Reggae has the ability to bring all cultures and people together in a common way.
Since he migrated to Ireland in 2000 after the launching of his then new CD “Lifted”, he has done numerous live performances including festivals with his band “Natty Wailer and the Reggae Vibes” and has done workshops and charities with his acoustic Reggae. Moreover, Natty Wailer has worked with Irish local bands such as “Breag” (Belfast based reggae band). He’s recently done some work with the multicultural group Sean Agus Noa who made the album Eagsulacht (2007) featuring 65 Galway based musicians from 20 diverse ethnic groups as a celebration of Ireland’s cultural diversity of which he composed and recorded a track titled “Let’s come together”. You can also hear Natty Wailer’s vocals on the song “Country Life”, by Australian Dub/Reggae band “Secret Masters” from their album “Words, Power, Sound”. Furthermore, Natty has been collaborating with talented Irish artists such as “Mark Black and his Roots Band” and “the Henry Girls” from County Donegal. Natty Wailer is currently launching his long awaited album “DESTINY” to be free.